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Open Rank Faculty in Social Data Analytics and Research (SDAR)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00149P
Position Title Open Rank Faculty in Social Data Analytics and Research (SDAR)
Functional Title
Department Economic Political & Policy
Salary Range Negotiable
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Academic Year
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 11/01/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 08/01/2018
Job Summary

The University of Texas at Dallas seeks a quantitatively oriented social scientist to become an integral member of our new Social Data Analytics and Research (SDAR) master’s program within the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences ( The ideal candidate will have strengths in big data analytics, knowledge discovery/mining, data management, data visualization, research design, qualitative data analysis and multivariate statistics. In addition, this individual will have substantive interests in some area of the social sciences, including criminology, economics, geography/geospatial science, political science, public affairs, public policy, international political economy, and/or sociology. While individuals of all ranks will be considered, preference will be given to senior scholars who can immediately assume a leadership role in the SDAR program.

For information on the SDAR master’s program, see:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Education and Experience

An earned graduate degree appropriate to the academic discipline and a record of productivity and professional achievement.

Preferred Education and Experience

Earned doctoral degree in any social or data science.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Demonstrate a commitment to teaching and research excellence.

Prepare and teach undergraduate and/or graduate classes.

Develop an independent line of research and participate in interdisciplinary research collaboration.

Teach four courses each academic year.
Engage in service within the academic unit, the university, and the profession as appropriate based on teaching and research constraints.

Physical Activities
Working Conditions
Additional Information
Special Instructions Summary
Important Message

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
    • Governmental Agency Job Posting
    • University's Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Advertisement in a Journal in my Academic Discipline
    • Personal Referral
    • Another Website
    • Other
  2. * Which of the following most accurately describes your highest earned degree?
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD)
    • Other Doctoral Degree (DSci, DAud, MD, etc.)
    • Specialist's Degree (EdS)
    • Professional Degree
    • Juris Doctor
    • Master's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Certificate
  3. * In which Academic Discipline is your highest earned degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of relevant work experience do you have in Higher Education, Industry, or Research?
    • None
    • One year
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6-10 years
    • Over 10 years
  5. * In what areas do you hold any additional licenses or certifications valid in the State of Texas?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. If your Ph.D. has not yet been awarded, when will your degree be awarded?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Other Document
  5. Relevant URL
  6. Veteran Employment Preference - Form DD-214
  7. Teaching Evaluations
  8. Research Statement